Crazy zoom in sight on iPhone 15 Ultra?

The camera of the next iPhone could benefit from an optical zoom never before seen on Apple smartphones.

2x, 3x, 4x, 5x and even 10x on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, the optical zoom on smartphone cameras just keeps getting better with time. And if the software part contributes a lot to the fluid variation from one zoom value to another, the result is still difficult to achieve from a hardware point of view, due to the small size of the optics.

LG Innotek sensor in the future Sony Xperia 1 V?

And while the Sony Xperia 1 IV impressed last year with its 3.5x-5.2x continuous zoom, it looks like Sony is relying on LG for its next Xperia 1 V camera module. in any case, what the leaks reported on the Chinese social network Weibo (via Phone Arena) claim. LG Innotek -subsidiary of LG Display- has indeed recently presented an impressive module, capable of 4x-9x optical zoom, with optical stabilization.

LG Innotek sensor in the future iPhone 15 Ultra or 15 ProMax?

And if Sony does not adopt this solution, it is the iPhone 15 Ultra (or Pro Max, we do not really know with the names) which could be the first smartphone equipped with the technology. Other leaks indeed reveal that Apple is working with LG Innotek (among other suppliers) for the iPhone 15 photo modules. To be continued…